At today’s launch of PRESIDE, I have committed Makerere University to full participation in its activities, particularly Research and Development for the management of epidemics. We must grow our own science and determine our development agenda and Makerere will provide the leadership.
PRESIDE is the Presidential Scientific Initiative on Epidemics, a brainchild of H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. It will led by the Presidential Advisor on Epidemics, Dr. Monica Musenero.
Participating in UNESCO Day-Padua
Our delegation has participated in the UNESCO DAY in Padua. We met the Governor of Venice Province and the Mayor of Padua City. Padua City has several UNESCO World Heritage sites and Makerere is collaborating with Padua to apply for UNESCO recognition of Mt. Moroto as a World Heritage site due to its unique flora and fauna.
Signing MoUs with UniPD & UniCT
Today in Padua, Italy I have signed MOUs with the University of Padua (UniPD) and the University of Catania (UniCT). We have agreed to cooperate on academic exchange, joint research and others. Together, we should work to make the World a better place.
Congratulations Drs. Joloba, Kateete & Batte
I congratulate Drs. Moses Joloba, David Kateete and Charles Batte upon the award of USD 1.75 million from the National Health Institutes, USA to support the development of research capacity for data science for infectious and Non-communicable diseases.